1. owensch1's Avatar
    I used DVD Fab to rip a dvd and make it mp4, however it says that it will not play. I don't know what i am doing wrong, any help out there?
    05-08-2010 10:17 AM
  2. eazid's Avatar
    I had the same issue with vlc. Converted a video to mp4, but no go. But I head great success with using vixy to convert videos from YouTube and the like. 100% success actually. WWW.vixy.net.
    05-08-2010 02:20 PM
  3. Cory Streater's Avatar
    I fixed your link. It pointed to one of those for sale domain sites.
    05-08-2010 03:49 PM
  4. andyandroid's Avatar
    I've tried converting using QT Pro and I get either sound with no picture or picture with no sound. Any advice on a good, fast and free converter?
    05-08-2010 06:28 PM
  5. Cory Streater's Avatar
    Use Handbrake to convert and Act One Video player to watch.
    05-08-2010 06:31 PM
  6. Qazme's Avatar
    I use SUPER to encode videos in H.264. Pretty simple to use pick you options drag and drop the video into it and hit encode. It rocks. Handshake works good too.
    05-08-2010 06:51 PM
  7. Cory Streater's Avatar
    Oops I meant Handbrake haha.. Darn auto prediction!
    05-08-2010 07:30 PM
  8. Ice Nine's Avatar
    Here's how I configure Handbrake to make FLAWLESS videos....

    1. First download Handbrake from HandBrake
    2. Start it and click the "IPOD LEGACY" preset.
    3. Set the Width to 848 and height to 480. Yeah, I know, it's >800 height, but it works, and you get to keep your 480 lines of width without anything looking out of wack.
    4. Tick on "Keep Aspect Ratio"
    5. Go into the "VIDEO" tab ahd change the bitrate to "Avg Bitrate (kbps):" to 600. You can set it higher, but you won't see a difference. If you do, feel free to crank it higher.
    5. Presets menu up top > New Preset > Enter something meaningful > tick on "Store cropping values", click Add.
    6. Note: When making videos, try to make the extension .mp4. Handbrake likes to make them M4V for some reason, but Act 1 complains and thinks it might not play (but it does). Renaming to MP4 will spare you a dialog box
    You should now have a nice, shiny preset perfect for your Droid or HTC Incredible:

    05-08-2010 09:56 PM
  9. rosariorose9's Avatar
    GREAT tutorial, Ice Nine. Thanks a million!
    05-08-2010 10:05 PM
  10. Ice Nine's Avatar
    No problem... Just posting what I know works for me I'd go batsh*t crazy without my incredible or any other smartphone for that matter to keep me company on my crazy commute.
    05-08-2010 10:24 PM
  11. rabaker07's Avatar
    Okay, what do we do when the video we'd like to encode is in a lower resolution? 640x272 for instance. Shoot for 1.66 aspect ratio? Leave as is (2.35)?

    And I've been getting major audio sync issues as well as black screen video with audio only. Any ideas?
    05-11-2010 10:32 PM
  12. rabaker07's Avatar
    Oh no. I just encoded 2 with handbrake and act 1 doesn't see them. Do they have to be on SD?
    05-11-2010 11:27 PM
  13. bobstudent3's Avatar
    I've used Act One, but I recently found Meridian. You can point to some or all of your media folders where ever they may be.

    It takes some getting used to, but you can fast forward and rewind videos on Meridian without the slider bar on the bottom. Just slide your finger across the screen and you get the see the video flash forward or backwards. It's also free.
    05-12-2010 09:33 AM
  14. bigslam123's Avatar
    Oh no. I just encoded 2 with handbrake and act 1 doesn't see them. Do they have to be on SD?
    Yes, Act1 can only see the SD card.
    05-12-2010 10:01 AM
  15. kev83202's Avatar
    Oh no. I just encoded 2 with handbrake and act 1 doesn't see them. Do they have to be on SD?
    Just use Astro to find your movies and play them from there. Hopefully act 1 will update to see the internal memory.
    05-12-2010 10:36 AM